Youth Baseball/Softball Results Edition of June 13
Thursday June 13, 2013 | By:The Sun Staff | Sports
Hamburg Jr. Baseball/Softball League
(Boys 11-12 Division/May 20-29)
Southtowns Kempo Karate Yanks 9,
JP Fitzgerald’s Red Sox 8
Kyle Borello hit the game-winning walk-off triple in a great defensive game. He also had a good game on the mound. Patrick Connelly played solid defense at second base. Chris Meegan scored three runs with a base hit and added two walks.
Knights of Columbus Blue Jays 7,
Sawers & Sackel, LLP Orioles 6
Adam Dunford had the game winning hit in another tight game. Ben Pinkowski was strong on the mound and hit a home run. Braden Smith also hit a home run. Louis Reczek did a great job pitching.
Knights of Columbus Blue Jays 19,
JP Fitzgerald’s Red Sox 11
John Edie had five RBIs with three hits. He also did a good job pitching. Alex Keleher had a hit and played good defense. Jordan Berkhoudt and Mike Zinkowski each had two clutch hits to help keep the Jays ahead.
(Boys 9-10 Division/May 21-30)
J.P. Fitzgerald’s Mets 13,
Dana Darling Contracting D-backs 1
The Mets took down the D’backs behind Andrew Takacs putting up three RBI with a base-clearing triple. Sam Measer had two hits. Gary Harkiewicz also contributed a hit. Adam Brunner and Luke Nassoiy combined their efforts on the mound to register eight strikeouts. Together, they held the D’backs to one run in the game.
G.A. Leyonmark Insurance A’s 7,
C.D. Smith Cardinals 6
Noah Kunzman struck out four of the seven batters he went up against in his shutout effort on the mound. Colin Murphy went 2 for 2 at the plate with three RBI. Joseph Sodaro had five strikeouts and only allowed one run. Rory Cook hit a RBI in his first game in the 7-8 division.
G.A. Leyonmark Insurance A’s 27,
Dana Darling Contracting D-backs 5
Tyler Siwek had a great game at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a home run and three runs scored. Antone-Michael Sperry went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored. Danner Leyonmark went 2 for 4 with three RBI. He hit a double and a monster of a homer. Joseph Sodaro went 4 for 4 with four RBI and four runs scored.
(Girls 7-9 Division/May 29)
Southtowns Radiology 13,
Kirst Construction 1
Jenna Crowly pitched a perfect inning in the second with three strikeouts. Livy “Wheels” Hansen raced an infield hit to first and beat the throw in her first softball game at the 7-9 division. Tessah Borkowski went 4 for 4 at the plate, including a triple and double. Ashlie Hansen showed great determination when she fell on an infield hit and beat the throw anyway.
(Boys 7-8 Division.May 20-29)
State Farm Nationals 4,
Hamburg Rotary Marlins 3
The Nat’s took the game led by William Pendergast going 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. Jack Coots added a home run. Myles Cain went 1 for 2 and scored the winning run off of a hit from Ben Ross. Nolan Smith also went 2 for 2 and struck out three in his pitching debut.
Sgroi Financial Mets 8,
Hamburg Overhead Door D-backs 1
The Mets opened with a win behind Jack Luba going 3 for 3 at the plate. Michael Clauden went 2 for 3 and pitched an inning that did not see a hit. Alec Pittillo went 2 for 3 and was a very strong at catcher. Matt Diamond also played well behind the plate and went 2 for 3.
Hamburg Overhead Door D-backs 12,
Emerling Chevrolet Dodgers 1
John Ondus pitched a hitless inning on the mound and went 3 for 3 at the plate with a triple and home run. Brady Kustra went 2 for 3 at the plate with a home run and played very well at first. Jocco Pericozzi played well as catcher. Rian Mergenhagen went 1 for 2 and snagged his first hit in youth baseball.
State Farm Nationals 10,
American Legion Post 527 A’s 1
Chase Terry went 2 for 3 at the plate and also gave a strong pitching performance in the win. Brice Terry grabbed his first hit on the season. Eli Obrochta went 3 for 3, while Brycen Pace was also 3 for 3 and scored two runs.
The Lake View Lightning 9-and-under team nipped Southtowns Knights in a tight one Sunday at Burke Rd. The Lightning rallied in the top of the fifth, scoring six runs, after trailing most of the game 2-0. James Henry led the way offensively with a long drive to center field for two RBI. He also stole second and crossed as the go-ahead run. Layden Ochs anchored the outfield and took home defensive honors for his stellar performance. Evan Prizel, Cole Eckman, Ryan Walsh, and Nick Schulz combined for six innings pitched, with five strikeouts and just two walks.
The Lightning lost a tough game to an undefeated West Seneca Wolverine team in the second half of their doubleheader. The Lightning led most of the way, while holding the Wolverines at bay with strong pitching from Prizel and Eckman. Trailing 2-0 going into the fifth inning, the Wolverine bats came alive, tying the game 2-2, and then they took the lead for good in the sixth. Max Taylor went 2 for 3 from the dish for the Lightning to earn Offensive MVP honors. Quinn Griffin earned defensive honors with three unassisted put outs at first. Markus Stahlka was a key contributor at the plate with an RBI early in the game and key single in the 5th. The Lightning finished the Southtowns Travel League 6-2 and wait to see who they will play in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lake View Legends 10-and-under team finished third in its first tournament of the season, using pitching and defense. Dan Dlugosz and Alex Dzimain were the studs on the mound for the Legends, combining to strikeout 25 batters and giving up just three earned runs in the four games this weekend. Jacob Kleese chipped in with two scoreless innings in his first travel start. They lost Game One to eventual champ Holland, 5-3. Dan Dlugosz had a big play as he threw out a runner at home from left field. A careless inning gave Holland a lead that they would not give back, despite a late Lake View rally. The Legends rebounded in Game Two when Sean Dlugosz hit the game-winning single in the top of the sixth against the Phoenix Inferno. Lake View squeaked out a 4-2 victory.
Lake View then beat host CSRA, 7-1, in Game Three. Dzimian took home Player of the Game honors with excellent pitching and also scoring three runs. Pierce Drake broke open a close game with a two-out, two-run single. The win set up an early Sunday matchup, against West Seneca. The Legends stranded 13 baserunners as they were never able to produce that key hit in a 6-2 defeat. The Legends ended the tournament in third place with a 2-2 record. Cal Tomaka (reached base seven times) and Mark Lanning (Defensive Player of the Tournament) played well the entire weekend. The team plays this weekend in the Eden Tournament.
In the Lake View Minor Boys Division, the Terra Essential Oils Rangers defeated the Wilcox Brothers Sign Co. Rockies on a walk-off double by Evan Prizel. Down by one, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 5th inning, Prizel drilled the game winning hit for his team. Also in the Minor Boys, the Stahlka Insurance Phillies battled the World Gym Nationals in a very well-played game. Liam Edwards, Jack Vuhelic, and Tom Higgins paced the Nats, while Ryan Bednasz and Brett Patterson led charge for the Phils on the mound. Outstanding Player of the Game was Matt Jancewicz, who went 3 for 3 with two RBI.
The Wanakah Pharmacy Killer Bees won their first game of the season in the Pee Wee Girls Softball Division. The Bees stung the Kirst Construction Green Goblins 4-3 in a very tight, well-played contest. The Killers Bees gave an inspired team effort, led by Ali Zglinicki ,who finished 4 for 4 and fired up the team. Emma Gorman was a defensive force as well as shutting down the runners going to first base time and time again.
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